School Resource Officers (SRO) are community police officers within specific schools who work to build trusting relationships with youth, school staff and the community to create safer schools. SROs are assigned to the SFPD District Station in which their schools are located. Each District Station directly manages their SROs which allows for neighborhood team policing that can efficiently meet juvenile needs that are specific to that district. Upon request, SROs are available to provide presentations, attend meetings and safety events.
If you have questions about SROs or would like to request a presentation, please contact your District Station. View SFPD Stations on the Your SFPD page
School Resource Officers of the SFPD are dedicated to working with the San Francisco Unified School District to ensure a safer learning environment, provide valuable resources to school staff, teachers and youth to prevent and solve problems within the school and community and foster positive relationships between youth and police officers.
- Provide home visits
- Refer students and families to community resources
- Provide truancy prevention and intervention
- Provide classroom safety education presentation
- Counsel students and facilitate conflict mediation
- Participate in Student Assistance Program (SAP) meetings
- Provide substance abuse and violence prevention education
- Provide school site security surveys
- Improves relationships with youth, parents, staff and community
- Creates safer schools
- Improves collaboration and communication among law enforcement, students and staff
- Provides mentorship to youth